NORWOOD and HINGHAM, MA, ISSUED OCTOBER 21, 2020…Office Gallery International (https://officegallery.net), a Norwood, MA-based leading provider of office furniture and design services for the business community since 1989, recently completed the latest of a series of ongoing office design and furniture projects for eCratchit, Inc. (www.ecratchit.com).
Located in Hingham, eCratchit is a leading provider of web-based, outsourced accounting solutions managed by experienced staff accountants and CPAs. Serving start-ups, small and medium-size businesses, and nonprofit organizations and conceived and managed by CPAs, eCratchit integrates technology solutions with proven accounting processes and expertise to deliver a cost-effective alternative to traditional in-house bookkeeping departments.
eCratchit and Office Gallery are working on their third project together – coming up with a better solution for the placement of three printers and a scanner, which are currently sitting on filing cabinets. This comes on the heels of the completion of rebuilding a small empty space into a tiny – but still effective – conference room., which is known as “the Fishbowl” because of its glass walls.
Office Gallery helped eCratchit think through the seating and how the room would work. They selected chairs on casters that have a piece that flips up and can become a desk if needed. They’re slightly lower to the ground, which makes them work better for this space, and their bright blue, subtly pattered fabric match the overall nautical theme represented in the room. The room also features a white wave wall, made up of 3D tilework; the wall opposite the wave wall features a small, custom-size credenza that is white with navy blue glass (matched perfectly to the Benjamin Moore paint color of the other walls).
In addition to the Conference/Fishbowl Room, Office Gallery also worked on updating the furniture in three of eCratchit’s executive offices. New sit-to-stand desks, chairs, credenzas, and overhead storage space were determined for the spaces, making each office a more productive workspace while complementing the overall feel of the business.
The first project Office Gallery worked on for eCratchit encompassed adding four new workstations on the first floor of the building, in a space that did not currently include workstations and that featured a funky support for the ceiling in the middle of the space. The Office Gallery team worked with eCratchit to figure out what they needed while complementing the current look and working within the constraints of the original room design.
While accounting firms can have a reputation of looking staid and traditional, eCratchit has a very unique, somewhat funky, space and feel. “I don’t have an eye for design – I run HR and personnel – but at the same time, our owner really wants eCratchit to look a certain way and have a unique, fun feel,” said Darcy Conlin, the firm’s administrator. “What I like so much about working with Hilary is she always comes up with great solutions. I can talk through what I like about a space and what I don’t like, and she can interpret this and work with those ideas.”
The look of eCratchit can be described as industrial chic – the business features finished concrete floors on the first floor, with lots of grays and whites throughout the space. The executive offices have sliding glass barn doors with white trim, and while the workstations are white and teal on the second floor, the downstairs space features a navy and white color scheme.
“We love working with Darcy and the eCratchit team,” said Hilary Troia, president of Office Gallery. “They have a fantastic business model, and they take such a fun yet professional approach to what they do and how they do it. Their warm and efficient culture is projected in their workspace, and we’re glad to help continue to develop that feel!
About Office Gallery International
For more than 30 years, Office Gallery International (https://officegallery.net) has been one of Boston’s most trusted office furniture suppliers. With longstanding relationships throughout the community and with furniture suppliers nationwide, Office Gallery helps companies of all sizes with their office furniture and design needs. Founded in 1989, current owners Michael and Hilary Troia, who already had a longstanding history of work experience with the company, purchased Office Gallery International from the founders Allen and Gwen Wluka in 2016. A state-of-the-art showroom features modern, traditional, and custom office furniture for a clientele ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to customized office furniture selections, Office Gallery International offers a high-tech approach to furniture selection and visualization, including the Tec Slate interview display screen. Office Gallery International maintains offices at 68 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For additional information, please call (781) 762-3733 or visit https://officegallery.net